2014 may have just begun but Starbucks isn’t wasting any time debuting new drinks for the New Year. For a limited time the coffee chain is offering Caramel Flan Lattes. The drink was previously tested last year in select markets with a fairly positive response.
The new drink is available hot, iced or in frapp form and is described by Starbucks as “espresso with steamed milk and caramel flavors of creamy flan. Topped with caramel-infused whipped cream and caramel flan drizzle.” Just for reference, flan is a custard dessert with a soft caramel layer.
Side note, flan is pretty similar to crème brûlée which was also a flavor offered on Starbucks holiday menu. They're both custard based desserts topped with caramel. Based on Starbucks’ official description of both drinks it's probably safe to say that the new Caramel Flan Latte and holiday offered Caramel Brûlée are pretty much the same drink just fancied up to make it menu friendly year round.